Oh, bedroom ceiling, naught where once you'd been,
I shudder when I think of all you've seen.
Though soon we'll have you patched and laced with paint,
For now we must admit: up there, you ain't.
Our very nice new upstairs neighbors found out that the previous condo owners did not, in fact, fix the pipes like we were all told. Our kittens were fascinated/horrified by the leak coming through the ceiling, and then by the plumbers who cut a person-sized hole so as to fix the neighbors' pipes above. Oh, multi-family dwellings, you suck.
On the up-side, this means that we have motivation to paint our bedroom after the ceiling is fixed - so I started to consider actually decorating it, too.
We've had the makings for a kick-ass space-age mid-century-mod bedroom for some time. We've been collecting bit by bit over the years... we've just never gotten around to putting it together. So I took the opportunity to create one collage of the pieces we have, and a second collage of the pieces we'd like in order to complete it.
It's currently a splattering of thoughtless and dull colors, and we're going with a red/aqua/turquoise/black pallette.
Here are the things we already have:
Here are the things we still need:
|Paint, in four shades. (We already own bookcases, but we love this painted backsplash idea from Real Simple)|
Arc lamp by George Kovacs
Pillow slipcovers by Etsy artists kainkain and sassypillows
I'm hoping that these collages - and the ceiling disaster - will help me get my butt in gear, because I really respond to whatever space I'm in. Creative spaces make my brain feel creative. Cluttered spaces make my brain feel cluttered. And I have a lot of creative work to do, and no room for cluttered thinking! So here's hoping this helps me boost my creative juices. It'll be a couple of weeks before we can get everything in place, but I'll follow up as soon as we do.
How about you? Do you have any home projects that are hanging over your head? How do you motivate yourselves to get down to business (without, say, ceiling waterfalls?)
Okey-dokey. I'm off to do some work of my own. Back tomorrow with some flashy fashions... and I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing! 'Til then, take care of you!